Publishing Course – Translation and Intellectual Property Rights on July 7 and 13, 2017

The National Book Development Board’s (NBDB) Publishing Course was launched in 2016 to aid in the professional development of industry stakeholders and provide a venue for deeper understanding of topics in the craft and business of book publishing. Last year, the pilot run covered such general subjects as History of Publishing and the Book, Introduction to Publishing, and Copyright. In April 2017, the first specialized subject of the course, Ethics, was offered to stakeholders.

This July, we’re conducting the second specialized subject: Translation and Intellectual Property Rights. It will consist of two (2) sessions on July 7 and 136:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in Ortigas Center, Pasig City.  Facilitated by Atty. Nick Pichay, it will focus on the business aspect of translation particularly copyright protection of translated works, mapping and pre-market research, secondary rights management, contractual considerations, and collective management, among others.

Admission is free, but slots are limited. Each company or organization is allowed only one (1) representative for the two (2) sessions. Additional company/organization representatives will be waitlisted. Certificates will be issued at the end of the course.

To register, please send an email with the subject line “Translation and Intellectual Property Rights” to Include your name, designation, company name, and mobile number in the body of the email.

For inquiries and concerns, you may send a message to Debbie Nieto at the email address above or at (02) 929-3887 loc. 804.

About the facilitator:  Merging the best of both worlds, Nicolas Pichay has gained success in the fields of law and literature. While working as a legal practitioner who has authored various publications on government codes and policies, Nicolas has also made his mark as an acclaimed playwright and poet with numerous accolades under his belt.  In 1993, he captured his first Palanca award with his entry entitled “Ang Lunes na Mahirap Bunuin” which placed second on the poetry category. His applauded teleplay “Babaeng Tilapia Natagpuan sa Coastal Road” was adapted by ABS-CBN through its popular primetime show, Maalala Mo Kaya. Among his other award-winning plays are “Pangulo naming Mahal,” “Psychedelia Apocalypsis,” and “Almanac for a Revolution/Ang Dalawang Buhay ni Plaridel” which went on to be performed in some of the country’s premiere venues such as the Raja Sulayman Theatre and the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP).  His trilogy of monologues dubbed “Tres Ataques de Corazon” or “The Angina Monologues” was staged at the Virgin Labfest 2006 under the direction of Vincent de Jesus. Also achieving recognition are his children’s play “Uyayi ng Ulan” and his adaptation of an epic to theatre “The Slanting Dance of the Buliklik Hawks” which received the highest honor at the CCP and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts Literary Awards, respectively.  Complementing his writing feats, Nicolas also taught business law at the College of St. Benilde and playwrighting in De La Salle University and his alma mater, the Philippine High School for the Arts. And while securing his place as an esteemed lawyer, lecturer, and consultant, Nicolas continued to make waves as a revolutionary artist celebrated for his directorial and literary masterpieces.

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Related links: 

Publishing Course subject Ethics on April 3 and 5, 2017 

Publishing Course pilot subjects in 2016 (History of Publishing and the Book, Introduction to Publishing by NBDB, Copyright)